As the bushfires continue to burn across Australia, the devastation has been felt by communities far and wide.

ACS, the professional body for Australia’s technology sector, extends its deepest sympathy to all those affected and pays tribute to the firefighters, defence forces, volunteers, and others who are protecting and supporting communities.

For ACS members who have been displaced and need a place to work, our hubs in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne welcome you.

Organisations assisting in the bushfire relief efforts have requested people to pledge money instead of donating goods. Affected communities have been overwhelmed with donations and no longer have the resources or space to manage them.

Should you wish to contribute to relief funds, here are some of the organisations assisting those affected:

· Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief

· New South Wales Rural Fire Service

· Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland

· Victorian Country Fire Authority

· South Australian Country Fire Service Foundation

· Salvation Army Disaster Appeal

· St Vincent de Paul Society Bushfire Appeal

· WIRES (Wildlife Rescue) Emergency Fund